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DNR seeks watercraft inspector applicants

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for watercraft inspector interns to help with important work at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels.

Other duties may include assisting with access posting, conducting invasive species plant removal and other natural resource projects.

Positions are available in the seven-county metro area, Lake Minnetonka area, Lake of the Woods, Rainy Lake, Spicer/Willmar, Brainerd, Duluth, Bemidji, and Mississippi River-Red Wing to the Iowa border. Positions also available in Douglas, Chisago, Cook, Itasca, Otter Tail and Wright counties.

The full-time temporary internships start in late April and run through the middle of October, with flexibility for students still in school.

“We’re looking for enthusiastic young adults interested in doing important environmental conservation work,” said Heidi Wolf, DNR watercraft inspection program coordinator.

Applicants must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license, be enrolled in a natural resources or related program and eligible to receive school credit for the position.

Applications are due March 12. To view a complete job description or apply online go to http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/jobs/watercraft/index.html or contact Heidi Wolf at 651-259-5152 or heidi.wolf@state.mn.us with questions.